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Procedures

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1 Procedures on October 20th 2009, 22:45

PROCEDURES



__“The Delegation __of:

……………………

___WANTS TO or ___MAKE…
Why?
How? When?
Appeal Against Decision?
Needs a Second?
Debate
Vote

____ Amendments

The resolution needs to be amended so that it solves the problem the best way possible.

Send the amendment while the resolution is being discussed to the chair.

Approval of director
No
Debate
Simple majority

__Amend the Agenda

The delegate feels that resolutions should be discussed in a different order.

When the agenda is presented by the Secretary General to the General Assembly, the delegate must send an amendment with the new order.

Yes
No
Yes
Simple Majority


“IS A FOLLOW-UP IN ORDER?”
Why?
How? When?
Appeal Against Decision?
Needs a Second?
Debate
Vote

Follow-Up

The delegate wishes to present another question to the speaker, as a consequence of the speaker’s last remark.

Shortly after making a point of information, if the delegate wishes, he has the right to ask the CHAIR for a follow up.
No
No
None

Caucus leader decision.












*Lobbying time should be used for the sole purpose of informal gatherings, directly related to MUN. For example, in order to formulate a new strategy, or get people on board for a specific vote.



“The Delegation of: ………………….

MAKES A MOTION TO…

Why?
How? When?
Appeal Against Decision?
Needs a Second?
Debate
Vote

Recess…



The delegates think a break would be wise.

Raise placard and wait to be called upon.

Not open to appeal
Yes
None
Caucus leader decision and then simple majority.

*Lobbying time

The delegate feels that has lost important allies or wants to rearrange alliances.

Raise placard, and wait to be called upon.

Not open to appeal
Yes
None
Simple majority

Adopt Without a Vote

The resolution or amendment is obviously needed or calls for an unquestionable action.

Raise placard, before voting procedures have started.

Open to appeal
Yes
0 pro / 2 con
Unanimous decision




(If there is a single “NO” shouted when asked, the procedure is discarded)

Postponement of Debate (Table the resolution)

The resolution has taken much of the session’s time or is not a priority.

Raise Placard, and wait to be called upon.

Open to appeal
Yes
1 pro / 1 con
2/3 Majority

Review Competence

The resolution does not belong to the General Assembly or calls for actions not under the competence of the General Assembly.


Raise Placard, immediately following the introduction of a resolution

Open to appeal
Yes
1 pro / 1 con
Simple majority

Division of the House
















The amendment or resolution has been voted upon and the number of abstentions can change the outcome of the voting.










After voting procedures have been completed, raise placard and wait to be called upon.

Yes
Yes
None

Simple majority

Extend speaking time


The delegate believes that the speaking time during moderated caucus in the General Assembly should be extended regarding the Speaker’s List.

Raise placard before or after a speaker takes the podium.

Not open to appeal
Yes
None
Chair’s decision

Move to Moderated Caucus

The delegate believes that debate will be enhanced if we could abandon the traditional speaker’s list and quickly move through several opinions on a specific issue (amendment, etc.)

Raise placard, and request the motion. The delegate will be required to propose the duration of the Moderated Caucus, although this is ultimately the discretion of the chair.

Not open to appeal.
Yes
No
Chair’s decision

Move to Un-Moderated Caucus

The delegate believes that he/she could rework the wording to an amendment or a resolution or come to a consensus if they could have a little time for discussion free of the confines of formal debate and parliamentary procedure.

Raise placard, and request the motion. The delegate will be required to propose the duration of the Un-moderated Caucus, although this is ultimately the discretion of the chair.

Not open to appeal.
Yes
No
Chair’s Decision










































































































POINT…

WHY?

HOW? WHEN?

APPEAL AGAINST DECISION?

NEEDS A SECOND?

DEBATE

VOTE

Of Personal Privilege

The delegate cannot hear what is being said.

Allowed to interrupt a speaker

Can hardly ever be ruled out of order

No

None

Decision of the chair

Of Information to the speaker

This is how you debate in MUN. You ask questions to the speaker in relation to their speech.

Raise placard and wait to be called upon.

N/A

No

None

No

Of Parliamentary Procedure

The Delegate does not know how to behave during a given situation and needs to ask the caucus leader, once asked to approach the chair.

Raise placard, and wait to be called upon.

Can hardly ever be ruled out of order

No

None

Decision of the chair

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